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How's your 2022 list going? (1 Viewer)

Nightjar61

David Daniels
United States
One new bird this morning that I wasn't anticipating until this fall or winter, when it's easier to find in leafless thick woods and brush.

267. Ruffed Grouse

He was sitting at the side of a dirt road, and even stayed put while I got out of the car for photos. He must have been agitated by my presence, because he had his black ruffs showing, which I had never seen before.

Dave
 

la_ravachol

Well-known member
Spain
A few days spent camping in the Cambrian mountains in deepest, darkest Wales produced two additions to my year list. (In the general area of RSPB Gwenffrwd-Dinas though neither actually on the reserve).

292. Wood Warbler
293. Lesser Redpoll
 

Nightjar61

David Daniels
United States
This morning I chased a local rarity that had been seen at a nearby state park during the last two days. I quickly found my target but just as suddenly it disappeared, forcing me to wait a couple of hours before it came back into view.

268. Little Blue Heron

Dave
 

Jacana

Will Jones
Hungary
A highly enjoyable day walking in the mountains of Somiedo National Park in Asturias, Northern Spain. A bunch of year ticks and a long-awaited lifer:

251. Water Pipit
252. Red-billed Chough
253. Alpine Chough
254. Booted Eagle
255. Wallcreeper
256. Northern Wheatear
257. Common Rock Thrush
258. Short-toed Snake Eagle
259. Rock Bunting
 

martinboer

Well-known member
JULY 2022 - MONTHLY OVERVIEW

  • Was able to increase my year list to 241 from 161 the previous month.
  • That included 18 new lifers, seen in The Netherlands and in Spain
  • Lifers in bold, and any birds I didn't see last year get a (+).
Great to be back in Amsterdam, visiting dear family and friends.

July 16

Science Park, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

162. Common Swift (+)
163. Great Crested Grebe
164. Common Wood-Pigeon
165. Eurasian Coot
166. Lesser Black-backed Gull
167. Alexandrine Parakeet (+)
168. Common Chiffchaff

Picked up a few more yearbirds in my local patch in Amsterdam...

July 17

Science Park, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

169. Egyptian Goose
170. White Stork
171. Great Spotted Woodpecker
172. Eurasian Reed Warbler (+)
173. Eurasian Blackcap
174. Short-toed Treecreeper (+)
175. Eurasian Wren
176. European Robin

Had a great day birding with Lars Buckx (of www.dagjeindenatuur.nl), exploring the beautiful Oostvaardersplassen in the Flevoland province of The Netherlands. Despite it being rainy during parts of the day we saw 90 different species, including 12 lifers! Some of these I definitely should have seen before, but happy to add them to my list...

July 21

Oostvaardersplassen, Flevoland, The Netherlands

177. Graylag Goose
178. Barnacle Goose
179. Ruddy Shelduck (+)
180. Common Shelduck
181. Northern Shoveler (+)
182. Common Pochard
183. Tufted Duck
184. Little Grebe (+)
185. Stock Dove (+)
186. Water Rail
187. Pied Avocet
188. Eurasian Oystercatcher
189. Northern Lapwing
190. Black-tailed Godwit
191. Ruff (+)
192. Common Snipe
193. Common Sandpiper (+)
194. Green Sandpiper
195. Common Greenshank (+)
196. Common Redshank
197. Caspian Gull (+)
198. Common Tern
199. Great Bittern
200. Great Egret
201. Little Egret
202. Eurasian Spoonbill (+)
203. Short-toed Snake-Eagle
204. Eurasian Marsh-Harrier (+)
205. Eurasian Sparrowhawk
206. Northern Goshawk (+)
207. White-tailed Eagle
208. Red-backed Shrike (+)
209. Willow Tit (+)
210. Wood Lark (+)
211. Sedge Warbler (+)
212. Marsh Warbler
213. Savi's Warbler (+)
214. Common Grasshopper-Warbler
215. Bank Swallow
216. Common House-Martin
217. Cetti's Warbler (+)
218. Garden Warbler (+)
219. Lesser Whitethroat (+)
220. Greater Whitethroat (+)
221. Eurasian Nuthatch
222. Spotted Flycatcher (+)
223. Bluethroat
224. European Stonechat (+)
225. Hawfinch
226. Eurasian Linnet
227. Reed Bunting
228. Whimbrel
229. Common Gull

Have been enjoying our family vacation on Ibiza, and have so far spotted 28 species this week despite the heat... including two lifers!!

July 23-28

Ibiza, Illes Baleares, Spain

230. Audouin's Gull (+)
231. European Turtle-Dove (+)
232. Yellow-legged Gull (+)
233. Zitting Cisticola
234. European Serin (+)
235. European Shag
236. Western Yellow Wagtail (+)
237. Red-legged Partridge

Had a great time today boating around Ibiza and seeing some very cool seabirds - including the Black Tern we spent an hour looking for in The Netherlands last week...

July 28

Ibiza, Illes Baleares, Spain

238. Black Tern
239. Cory's Shearwater
240. Balearic Shearwater

++ 2022 Birding Locales YTD ++

  • Austria - Königsleiten, Vomp
  • Germany - Munich
  • The Netherlands - Amsterdam, Oostvaardersplassen
  • Spain - Ibiza
  • Switzerland - Flughafen Zürich
  • UAE - Dubai
  • USA - District of Columbia - Washington
  • USA - Maryland - Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Clarksburg, Damascus, Gaithersburg, Poolesville, Potomac
  • USA - Oregon - Bridal Veil, Portland
  • USA - Virginia - Bluemont, Gravelly Point Park
Latest lifer: #895 - Balearic Shearwater (Ibiza, Illes Baleares, Spain)
 

Jacana

Will Jones
Hungary
JULY 2022 - MONTHLY OVERVIEW

  • Was able to increase my year list to 241 from 161 the previous month.
  • That included 18 new lifers, seen in The Netherlands and in Spain
  • Lifers in bold, and any birds I didn't see last year get a (+).
Great to be back in Amsterdam, visiting dear family and friends.

July 16

Science Park, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

162. Common Swift (+)
163. Great Crested Grebe
164. Common Wood-Pigeon
165. Eurasian Coot
166. Lesser Black-backed Gull
167. Alexandrine Parakeet (+)
168. Common Chiffchaff

Picked up a few more yearbirds in my local patch in Amsterdam...

July 17

Science Park, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

169. Egyptian Goose
170. White Stork
171. Great Spotted Woodpecker
172. Eurasian Reed Warbler (+)
173. Eurasian Blackcap
174. Short-toed Treecreeper (+)
175. Eurasian Wren
176. European Robin

Had a great day birding with Lars Buckx (of www.dagjeindenatuur.nl), exploring the beautiful Oostvaardersplassen in the Flevoland province of The Netherlands. Despite it being rainy during parts of the day we saw 90 different species, including 12 lifers! Some of these I definitely should have seen before, but happy to add them to my list...

July 21

Oostvaardersplassen, Flevoland, The Netherlands

177. Graylag Goose
178. Barnacle Goose
179. Ruddy Shelduck (+)
180. Common Shelduck
181. Northern Shoveler (+)
182. Common Pochard
183. Tufted Duck
184. Little Grebe (+)
185. Stock Dove (+)
186. Water Rail
187. Pied Avocet
188. Eurasian Oystercatcher
189. Northern Lapwing
190. Black-tailed Godwit
191. Ruff (+)
192. Common Snipe
193. Common Sandpiper (+)
194. Green Sandpiper
195. Common Greenshank (+)
196. Common Redshank
197. Caspian Gull (+)
198. Common Tern
199. Great Bittern
200. Great Egret
201. Little Egret
202. Eurasian Spoonbill (+)
203. Short-toed Snake-Eagle
204. Eurasian Marsh-Harrier (+)
205. Eurasian Sparrowhawk
206. Northern Goshawk (+)
207. White-tailed Eagle
208. Red-backed Shrike (+)
209. Willow Tit (+)
210. Wood Lark (+)
211. Sedge Warbler (+)
212. Marsh Warbler
213. Savi's Warbler (+)
214. Common Grasshopper-Warbler
215. Bank Swallow
216. Common House-Martin
217. Cetti's Warbler (+)
218. Garden Warbler (+)
219. Lesser Whitethroat (+)
220. Greater Whitethroat (+)
221. Eurasian Nuthatch
222. Spotted Flycatcher (+)
223. Bluethroat
224. European Stonechat (+)
225. Hawfinch
226. Eurasian Linnet
227. Reed Bunting
228. Whimbrel
229. Common Gull

Have been enjoying our family vacation on Ibiza, and have so far spotted 28 species this week despite the heat... including two lifers!!

July 23-28

Ibiza, Illes Baleares, Spain

230. Audouin's Gull (+)
231. European Turtle-Dove (+)
232. Yellow-legged Gull (+)
233. Zitting Cisticola
234. European Serin (+)
235. European Shag
236. Western Yellow Wagtail (+)
237. Red-legged Partridge

Had a great time today boating around Ibiza and seeing some very cool seabirds - including the Black Tern we spent an hour looking for in The Netherlands last week...

July 28

Ibiza, Illes Baleares, Spain

238. Black Tern
239. Cory's Shearwater
240. Balearic Shearwater

++ 2022 Birding Locales YTD ++

  • Austria - Königsleiten, Vomp
  • Germany - Munich
  • The Netherlands - Amsterdam, Oostvaardersplassen
  • Spain - Ibiza
  • Switzerland - Flughafen Zürich
  • UAE - Dubai
  • USA - District of Columbia - Washington
  • USA - Maryland - Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Clarksburg, Damascus, Gaithersburg, Poolesville, Potomac
  • USA - Oregon - Bridal Veil, Portland
  • USA - Virginia - Bluemont, Gravelly Point Park
Latest lifer: #895 - Balearic Shearwater (Ibiza, Illes Baleares, Spain)
Check your Cory's Shearwater. In the Mediterranean its more likely to be Scopoli's. I think all taxonomic authorities accept this now.
 

Jon Turner

Well-known member
Well the 2nd attempt at Nightjar was again a heard only, so on the 3rd attempt: 194 Nightjar.
Plus: Storm Petrel, Common Scoter, Sooty Shearwater, Least Sandpiper, Chough, and Yellow-legged Gull brings me to 200.
 

lgonz1008

Well-known member
United States
Check your Cory's Shearwater. In the Mediterranean its more likely to be Scopoli's. I think all taxonomic authorities accept this now.
If he is going by Clements/eBird, then it would still be Cory's, although there's a push to finally accept the split this year.
 

Tero

Retired
United States
198 upland sandpiper. I don't usually hear those, people in town claim to hear them fly over at night. This was early morning, heard and saw roughly a shore bird shape with not too long a bill. It was long gone by the time I got the binoculars up.
 

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